The Daily Digest: 10-13-08

Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle Obama, will campaign in Rochester and St. Paul today.

Todd Palin, the husband of GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin, will visit northern Minnesota later this week.

Global markets jump today on new capital reassurances.

Democrat Barack Obama will speak about his economic plan today.

A McCain supporter said on Sunday’s talk shows that McCain will also lay out tax plans in the next few days The New York Times says there won’t be any new plans but a new speech. The speech will apparently focus on how he’s the underdog, something he’s been saying for months.

Some top earners react to the candidate’s tax plans.

Pawlenty makes the balance argument on Fox News Sunday.

DFL Rep. Betty McCollum campaigned for Obama in Wisconsin over the weekend.

McCain says he’ll challenge Obama at Wednesday’s debate.

The Pi Press takes a look at the race issue.

MSNBC takes a look at how the candidates will change abortion policy.

2008 Race for Senate

GOP Sen. Norm Coleman will appear on Midday at 11 this morning.

The candidates debated the issues on Saturday night. MPR, the Pi Press, the Star Tribune and AP have stories.

The Star Tribune profiles GOP Sen. Norm Coleman. The Pi Press has a similar profile this morning but it’s not on the website yet. I’ll post when it is. Must have needed some coffee this morning. The Star Tribune did a two part look at Coleman. Here’s the other story. Apologies.

MPR takes a look at the minor party candidates.

2008 Race for Congress

GOP Rep. John Kline and DFL challenger Steve Sarvi will meet in a debate this morning. The Pi Press has a profile of the race.

Kline hit the airwaves this week with a Stop the Pork ad.

DFL Rep. Betty McCollum and Republican challenger Ed Matthews will debate the issues tonight.

DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar campaigned in St. Cloud for DFLer Elwyn Tinklenberg. Oberstar criticized GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann’s voting record.

The New York Times says Republican leaders are worried they can lose at least ten seats.

2008 Race for Legislature

Gov. Pawlenty will continue to campaign for Minnesota House members today. He’ll fly around the state today with GOP Rep. Marty Seifert.

Finally

Good-bye Allan Spear.

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